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You can't motivate anyone - Cover Image
Culture
You can't motivate anyone

Motivation as a leadership problem is overrated. You can't just "fire up" people. If people are not motivated, the problem lies elsewhere.

A journey to the heart of Digital India - Cover Image
Open Source
A journey to the heart of Digital India

The government of India is working hard to digitise all services. My experiences from the 25th National E-Governance Conference.

This changes everything - Cover Image
Community
This changes everything

The ERPNext Conference 2022 was a totally unexpected success

Re introducing ERPNext Hosting + Support - Cover Image
Announcements
Re introducing ERPNext Hosting + Support

A look at the new ERPNext Hosting + Support plans and our pricing experiments through the years 2010-2022

Why you should NOT work at Frappe - Cover Image
Culture
Why you should NOT work at Frappe

Frappe is an awesome place to work, but not for everyone. Here is an honest attempt to talk about our shortcomings.

Choosing your own pay, how does this work? - Cover Image
Culture
Choosing your own pay, how does this work?

A step-by-step guide on how to implement pick your own pay in your company.

How to start a movement - Cover Image
Culture
How to start a movement

Notes from Offsite #6, where from a company, we became a movement.

Frappe Anti-Values - Cover Image
Culture
Frappe Anti-Values

If values have to matter, they must represent a trade-off. For each value to be impactful, there must be an anti-value (things that bring us down). What are the anti-values of Frappe?

Using group intelligence to measure excellence - Cover Image
Culture
Using group intelligence to measure excellence

Can group intelligence be used to run an organization? Here are some notes from our latest experiment

Don't Be Evil - Cover Image
Culture
Don't Be Evil

While Google quietly dropped "Don't be Evil" from their Code of Conduct, here at Frappe we just formed our own version of it.

Notes from Malshej, Frappe Trip #5 - Cover Image
Culture
Notes from Malshej, Frappe Trip #5

Notes from yet another epic trip with the Frappe Team.

Rights and Responsibilities of a Frappe Team Member - Cover Image
Culture
Rights and Responsibilities of a Frappe Team Member

On 6th of August, the Frappe Team voted and adopted a general bill of rights and responsibilities of each team member

Be an Artist - Cover Image
Culture
Be an Artist

Why everyone should aspire to become an artist.

Democracy at Frappe - Electing the Leadership Council - Cover Image
Culture
Democracy at Frappe - Electing the Leadership Council

Over the past year, Frappe has become a more democratically run company. In June 2021, we elected the first Leadership Council. Here is the story.

The Sandwich Organization - Cover Image
Culture
The Sandwich Organization

Both flat organizations and hierarchical ones fail, time to try something new?

Creating impact in the post-COVID world - Cover Image
General
Creating impact in the post-COVID world

How should be company growth in the post-COVID world? Is money and size the only measure of a growing company? It is time to look beyond.

Pune Trip: Live Another Day - Cover Image
Culture
Pune Trip: Live Another Day

Frappe team trips are usually an emotional affair. This time things were different.

Frappe Redesign 2020 - Cover Image
Engineering
Frappe Redesign 2020

Frappe Redesign 2020 is the culmination of an 18 month effort. The biggest and longest project we have delivered to date.

Open Source is not Freemium - Cover Image
Open Source
Open Source is not Freemium

By restricting others from hosting their service, projects like Elastic and MongoDB miss the point of open source.

The Muddling Road to Success - Cover Image
Culture
The Muddling Road to Success

Starting from first principles makes progress seem slow, uneven and complicated. Is it worth it?